Why do athletes get paid more than teachers?

A student’s opinion on why athletes get paid so much for doing so little On most days, I love the idea of relaxing on my couch on a weeknight watching hockey with my boyfriend or seeing the Pittsburgh Steelers play football on a Sunday. Who doesn’t love to watch the Super Bowl every year even…

Deadline rush

Everything is due right now We are almost at the end of the semester, and all the professors are assigning projects and papers, study guides and test, due dates and deadlines. It stacks up and everyone gets overwhelmed.  With the amount of items that are due within a week, it is hard to manage time…

Practice what you preach

A student’s response to preacher’s rhetoric on campus The campus of CNU was restless in response to an assertive Christian preacher who planted himself in the middle of the great lawn for the second time in just one week. As students made their way to and from classes, they were met with this man vocalizing…

Progress and relativism

Is it possible to be a true skeptic? Of all the functions of the human mind, none is more essential than the ability to question anything and everything. This applies to people, authority figures and reality itself. And although formalized systems have sprung up around this ability – things like the scientific method and deductive…

Just smile

A personal account of affairs surrounding depression and anxiety Those words are given and heard by many people every day, whether online or in real life. This is a side effect of the stigma and the lack of a common understanding surrounding depression. People think depression is just a state of being, such as sad…

Voting for the right reasons

It’s voting season; why you should be registered to vote It’s that time of year again; that first Tuesday of November and it will be here sooner than we think. Everywhere you turn, there is a table of people with organizations who primary goal is to get students registered to vote. They are the ones we…

Living in a nuclear world

Reflecting on the impact of the first nuclear tests in North Korea The world didn’t always use to be like this. There was a period in which we were all outside more and weren’t caught up in whatever fun colorful game attracted our eyes. As humans, we used to actually go out to the movies…

No labor on Labor Day

Give me back my Labor Day What a sham. Why is all of the GREAT United States of America out of work and we are in class? I am real life upset about not getting Labor Day off from class. Labor Day is supposed to be a celebration of the labor movement. I just don’t…

Why you should go to office hours

PSA from a student and Calculus Assistant I recently became a Calculus Assistant, and two of the largest portions of my job are to hold office hours and to grade homework.  I have yet to have a person show up to my office hours.  For me, this is fine.  I have my own homework to…

Say yes to saying no

How encouraging over-committment can harm students Welcome to CNU, where our motto is get involved! Here we stress joining as many clubs and organizations as possible until we are nothing but stressed.  Students tend to join organization after organization, and they take pride in filling all their free time with activities. In fact, they can’t…